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Alopecia means loss of hair from the head or body. Alopecia can mean baldness, a term generally reserved for pattern alopecia or andr...
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Finasteride 36,190
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I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 15 years ago and was put on Armour at the time. It took away most of my symptoms and I felt normal afterwards. About 5 years ago there was a big shortage in Armour and it was back ordered for months. At that time I was put on Cytomel and Synthroid as a replacement. It took a few months before my body started adjusting, however after a month of taking it, my hair began to fall out. I didn't notice it at first until one day a handful came out of my scalp into my hands. I immediately thought I must have done something that pulled my hair out since I had no rational explanation. Well here I am 5 years later and my hair never stopped falling out. It is about 25% of the original volume, and I have a receding hairline and visible scalp in several places. I have tried every kind of vitamin and supplements, Rogaine, even RX hair loss meds such as Propecia. None of them worked or helped at all. I went to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to see a specialist to try to find out what was wrong with me. After seeing several doctors and having numerous tests done and trying every med and supplement, it has come down to Cytomel being the root cause of my hair loss. I have since then tried switching to different thyroid meds, and my own thyroid has stopped converting T4 to T3 as a result of taking T3 only. So my body can't use other medications to put me in a non-hypo state. I'm stuck taking Cytomel, and stuck with the ongoing hair loss, the insomnia, heat intolerance, constant hunger and thirst, hot flashes and sweating (no I'm not menopausal), and high anxiety. I do not recommend that anyone take Cytomel, it will cause your own thyroid to stop it's own production of the hormone, and it can have some bad side effects! Also, my dosage has been adjusted several times and the symptoms have been present regardless of the dose, so I am not "hyperthyroid" due to the med, it simply wrecks havoc on one's body!!

I suffered a mild (in my opinion) concussion a week ago. I fell head first onto a cement deck. My head hit just at the hairline on the front of my head. Shortly after the fall, I went into the bathroom and put my head over the sink to shake out any dirt or debris I may have picked up from the deck surface, and was amazed to see the hair that fell out. It was as if I had just cut my hair....way too much hair to just wash down the drain. I have never experienced this quantity of hair loss at any one time, so have deduced that it must be one of the effects of the concussion. Since that event, I have not experienced any further significant loss of hair.

As long as I used Tetralysal my face looked so much better Acne on my face was so bad. A month later until now (6 month later) acne is getting worse,also I have noticed hair loss :-(

I was on Xarelto last year and experienced hail loss. Now it's been almost two months that I'm on Xarelto again, and experiencing a lot of hair loss. Now that I'm thinking about it, since last year that I was introduced to Xarelto, every time I was on it I experienced hair loss!!!

I have been taken Simpkni since October 2014 and it worked for me for several month actually July 2015 and it is not working for me any more what I have had is lots and lots of hair lost it is very thin. I really don't know what the doctor wll do next he wants me to use it for a last try.... Much luck to all and blessings

I've been on vyvance for 8 months meow and I've noticed i touch my hair a lot more meow without thinking. The other day I noticed a bald spot the size of a quarter on my head. Hopefully a reduction in dosage and being conscious about this will help.

I'm 35 years old. Was prescribed trazodone on June 8th and was very reluctant to take it initially since I have a 2.5 year old. I am now wishing I can go back to that date and throw out that prescription and tell that Doctor to shove his prescription! I quartered the drug initially and woke up with severe hangover feeling. I wished I had stopped then...but the doctor persisted I increase the amount and take the full dose. I'm glad I didn't listen. I gradually worked my way up to 25mg and at one point didn't take for several days because I had to care for my son who got sick. On July 8th a month later I noticed increased hair shedding and put it together. I've never lost so much hair in what seemed like a matter of a week or two! I rushed to the doctor and he told me he didn't think my hair loss was due to the trazodone. WHAT!? He referred me to a dermatologist who basically told me the same thing. He told me to google telogen effluvium, and told me to buy 5% rogaine. I've scoured the internet in search of answers. Only to learn that drug induced telogen effluvium (hair loss/alopecia) is rare with trazodone...but it does happen! I've had 1 response from a woman who encountered the same hair loss on trazodone as I have. She told me it took almost 6 months to notice hair growth. I am still shedding 100-150+ daily. Some days are worse than others. I thought maybe I had a decrease in shedding the last 2 days, only to discover after washing my hair today that tons of hair was falling out. I've cried my eyes out for the last month. Praying, and hoping that the hair loss will taper off and stop. Now I'm reading that drugs induced telogen effluvium can also kick start female baldness (androgenic alopecia). I'm scared to death that will be the worse outcome with all of this. Please do not take this drug. It's not worth the side effects. If I had only known this might have been a side effect of taking this drug...I would have never taken it! I'd be happy and healthy right now.

I have been on Tecfidera a little over 2 years and have considerable hair loss where I can see bald patches and breakage. Has anyone gone off it and had their hair grow back? I hope so, because I'd like to go off it.

Actos totally blows, I immediately started having runny nose sneezing and I suspect its causing me to lose my eyebrows, I am doing whatever I can to lose weight so my physician will take me off it, if he refuses I might lose him and the drugs, thats drastic for Type 2 diabetes but the side effects are that bad.
July 9, 2015
I intend to have a serious talk about this, hes the Dr but Im the patient and I wont brook any nonsense. Doctors are so resistant to anything but drugs drugs and more drugs, I know thats what they were drilled over and over in medical school, but sometimes you have to take your head out of your ass and try something BETTER/natural.

I have been on Gabapentin 600mg, for 2 years and my hair was very thick before I started taking it and now I have lost half the hair on my head. It has thinned out so extreme. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Gabapentin. But when I went back and remembered when I started taking Gabapentin I realized my hair loss started a few months after that. No other changes in my life, diet, or anything else. It is definetly the Gabapentin. I am slowly weening myself off of it. I am so very upset and devastated. I wish I had realized it was the Gabapentin sooner. I just pray that my hair starts to come back after I am totally off of it.

Medications for Hair Loss

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143,775 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Finasteride, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
160,797 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Rogaine, Loniten, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength, Hair Regrowth For Men
Prescribing mode: OTC
116,193 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Other names: Propecia, Proscar, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
98,798 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Rogaine Extra Strength, Loniten, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Rogaine Extra Strength For Men, Hair Regrowth For Men
Method of use: Foam
Prescribing mode: OTC
71,305 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Itching, Dandruff, Inflammation, Seborrheic Dermatitis
Other names: Nizoral A-D, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
Method of use: Ointment, Pill, Shampoo
Prescribing mode: Rx
67,997 discussions
Taken for: Acne*, Hair Loss*, PCOS*, High Blood Pressure, Cystic Acne*
Other names: Aldactone, Spirono, Spironolactone Plus, Spironol
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
41,136 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Male Pattern Baldness*, Enlarged Prostate
Other names:
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
39,024 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Male Pattern Baldness
Other names: Propecia, Finasteride, Procecia
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
496,342 discussions
Taken for:
Other names: Durabolin, Durabolin 50, Androlone D, Anabolin LA
Prescribing mode: Rx
No score available
6,223 discussions
Taken for: Hair Loss*, PCOS*, Prostate Cancer, Acne*, Hirsutism*
Other names: Eulexin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
No score available

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